The Great Antidote with Lauren Hall on the Medicalization of Giving Birth: Deep Dive

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Juliette Sellgren and Lauren Hall

We all know the importance of birth and death. What most people don't seem to realize is the extent to which the beginning and end of our lives has been medicalized.  In this episode, Juliette Sellgren and Dr. Lauren Hall talk about the variety of factors—often unrelated to the personal welfare of the individuals involved—that contribute to mom and babies having these incredibly personal events frequently reduced to a one-size-fits-all experience.

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